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Poster: DeadATL Date: Aug 16, 2012 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

How do you rank this Jack Straw by Furthur in comparison to various Dead versions?

http://youtu.be/8S-USLEW078

I think it's excellent thanks in large part to Chimenti and certainly superior to lots latter-era Dead versions. Am I off base?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 17, 2012 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

That one doesn't do much for me. Couldn't possibly compare to GD. (I don't know about lattter era, which I thankfully didn't see - latter era, that is, defined the conventional way, not referring to WT's definition of latter day as anything past 1970).

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Poster: Mooding Date: Aug 16, 2012 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

Dangerous waters comparing Furthur to The Grateful Dead. But why not? Anyone upset by the idea is taking it all at least a little too seriously.

Furthur played the best Jack Straw I've ever seen 9/24/11 in Eugene (a close personal 2nd best to see was Deer Creek 6-6-91).


Listen to the Furthur version with headphones on and eyes closed, thinking about Europe '72 if you dare.

This post was modified by Mooding on 2012-08-17 04:39:02

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 17, 2012 6:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

The 9/24/11 one is MUCH better.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Aug 17, 2012 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

That's a great version. Definitely better than some GD Jack Straws I've heard. Hey strat, this one is certainly not lacking in verve!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 17, 2012 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

I guess I agree it is qualitatively better, but it's sort of a tough call. I like the *sound* of GD Jack Straw better. This is pleasant, but it's still not the GD. I mean, I'd take a poor GD Jack Straw over a good Furthur one.

We seem to be reaching a vague consensus that Furthur is better than very-late-era GD.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Aug 16, 2012 9:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

i agree that Chimenti does play a huge role in Furthurs success as he has elevated his role intensely much the way Brent grew into his.... Phil and Bob sound real good on that clip and they are bringing out the best of John of late as he seems a bit more comfortable in trying to PHIL big shoes!!!

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Aug 17, 2012 1:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

seriously?

Like comparing acid to pot.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 17, 2012 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

not even close to the personality or the verve of a good Jack Straw by the GD...

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Aug 17, 2012 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

I did recently see Weir with Hornsby and Branford play a super tight Jack Straw at All Good Festival. Interestingly, it was at the same venue that the GD played one of my favorite Jack Straws ever (summer 93, into Foolish Heart). Ive heard some other good ones from the Other Ones and Furthur. Nevertheless, they can't compare to any version with Garcia ripping into the second solo and rocking it.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Aug 17, 2012 12:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

Yes.

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Poster: huntr Date: Aug 17, 2012 2:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Modern Jack Straw in perspective

Great thread.. no sarcasm intended